Registration Open for DFI’s SuperPile ‘20 — June 3-5, 2020, St. Louis, Missouri
Registration is now open for SuperPile ’20 taking place June 3-5 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in Missouri. Hosted by DFI, in partnership with ADSC, this three-day event includes presentations on the latest developments in augered cast-in-place/drilled displacement piles, drilled shafts, driven piles, helical piles and tiebacks, marine foundations, micropiles, seismic and lateral loads, and testing and evaluation of foundation systems.
Presentations will include the latest developments in:
Innovations and advancements in deep foundation design and installation
Designing and constructing safely and effectively in urban environments
Foundations in karst and erodible sedimentary bedrock
Corrosion of buried structures
Instrumentation, load testing, monitoring
Alternative procurement methods and early contractor involvement
Designing for resiliency under extreme or unexpected loading conditions (inclement weather, flooding, scour, seismic, liquefaction, lateral spreading)
Re-use of foundations and other sustainable design approaches
Piles and secant walls for access to deep tunnels
Foundation optimization through risk management (geotechnical, contractual, communication risks)
Conference highlights include DFI Technical Committee meetings; the Osterberg Memorial Lecture; presentation of the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in the Design and Construction of Marine Foundations; exhibits with more than 75 manufacturers, suppliers and service providers; and the Women in Deep Foundations networking reception.
Lyle Simonton, P.E., director of business development for Subsurface Constructors of St. Louis, Missouri, is chair of SuperPile ’20. Paul J. Axtell, P.E., D.GE, principal engineer for Dan Brown and Associates (DBA) in Overland Park, Kansas, is the program chair.